Only once did I lay eyes on E.E. Cummings (people are cute and write “e.e. cummings” but the signature printed on his Collected Poems is “E.E. Cummings”). He was judging an undergraduate poetry contest, listening to half a dozen Ivy League competitors, and his face never looked as if he heard anything. He was sullen, unsmiling, dour – possibly because he was judging an undergraduate poetry contest.”
– Donald Hall, A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety
Another reason I’m glad Youtube exists: this 1976 episode of NBC’s Tomorrow with guests Peter Cushing and Forrest J. Ackerman.
I had never seen this noir before catching it on TCM recently. It’s an underrated film, and it was recently restored by the Film Noir Foundation and released on DVD/Blu-ray by Flicker Alley. Here’s the trailer.
Bruce Campbell is an old friend of Professor Barnhardt’s (I interviewed back him in 2003 and 2008), and while surfing around the web the other day I came across these local commercials he did back in the mid-80’s. That’s Ted Raimi in the first one.